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Shambaugh & Son LP provided design-build services on an award-winning cheese processing and drying plant

–MWC, LLC Wins Dairy Foods Magazine’s Dairy Plant of the Year 2021 Award–

NORWALK, Connecticut, August 3, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Shambaugh & Son LP (Shambaugh), a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc., constructed the building envelope and support services for the cheese processing and drying facility 400,000 square foot whey from MWC.

Located in St. Johns, MI, MWC’s all-new facility won the 2021 Dairy Plant of the Year award for its impressive accomplishments in a range of nominating categories including plant efficiency, employee safety, sustainability and technology. MWC is a joint venture of Glanbia plc, Select Milk Producers, Inc. and Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. This plant is the largest part of a recent billion dollar investment in Michigan’s dairy industry .

“We knew from the start that this project would use some of the newest and most sophisticated technologies the food processing world has ever seen,” said Paul R. Meyers, Jr., PE, president and chief executive officer. direction, Shambaugh. “We also knew it would use some of the largest food processing equipment installed to date.”

Nationally recognized for delivering true vertically integrated solutions as a single source standalone designer-builder of complex food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing facilities, Shambaugh practically modeled 100% of the project. Shambaugh integrated models from five major process vendors, contractors, and sub-consultants, producing a federated model used in planning and construction for a fully planned installation.

This has been one of the most transparent builds I’ve been on, ”said George Chappell, vice president of dairy operations, Glanbia Nutritionals,“ and I’ll give Shambaugh a lot of credit. “

MWC is one of the largest completely new cheese and whey processing facilities built, handling and processing 120 tankers per day. Over 340,000 cubic yards of imported backfill, 800 tonnes of structural steel, 20,000 cubic yards of cast-in-place concrete, 2,100 precast units and over 50 miles of process piping, utility lines and roads of electric cables were used in the construction of this state-of-the-art facility which processes 25 percent of the milk produced in Michigan.

“Credit goes to the owner, process suppliers and our team of engineers, consultants and subcontractors for carefully planning every detail and bringing innovation to this project, resulting in a level of quality that can to be seen as soon as you walk in. It was truly a team effort and we are so proud to have been a part of it, ”said Dan Ritzert, SVP, Shambaugh.

The MWC plant produces approximately 850,000 pounds of 40 and 640 pound block cheese each day and processes approximately 11,000 pounds of whey concentrate per hour, drying and packing the powders in 20 kg bags and in bulk.

“I think we’ve built one of the best dairy plants in the world,” said Thomas Tench, COO of Glanbia Nutritionals.

EMCOR Group, Inc. is a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction services, industrial and energy infrastructure, and construction services. This press release and other press releases can be viewed on the Company’s website at www.emcorgroup.com.

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Joanne lindberg
Director, Marketing and Communications
EMCOR Group, Inc.